Hacktivists Compromised a Website Connected to Russia’s Space Research Institute
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As part of a flurry of hacktivism activity against Russian entities, hackers that call themselves v0g3lsec on Twitter compromised a website connected to Russia’s Space Research Institute (IKI), which designs and builds scientific instruments for space experiments, according to screenshots and archived data.
“Heyyy Russian [homophobic slur].. Sorry.. Cosmonauts ??.. idk what to say, go get a nice website instead of threatening people with ISS, heard??” a message left on a section of the IKI-related site reads. V0g3lsec also posted a selection of what it claimed were files taken from the Roscosmos, Russia’s overall Space Agency, which is a different organization. (Joseph Cox / Motherboard)
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